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Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 6

Lopsided losers (11-2) to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Boston responded with their biggest inning of the season, an eight-run, first-inning eruption.


Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night.

Boston uses quick start in win (0:51)

Red Sox beat Jays with 1st-inning barrage

Boston knocked Matt Boyd out of the game before the starting pitcher could record an out. The 7 runs on 6 hits (2 homers) the Red Sox got off of Boyd were enough for the win in Toronto. Box score

Blue Jays' bats get going in ninth

Russell Martin and Danny Valencia smacked back-to-back home runs in the 9th. Kevin Pillar followed it up with a double to deep center. Boston has a 12-6 lead. Follow live

Red Sox miss huge chance

Pablo Sandoval was up with the bags full of Red Sox -- and he struck out swinging on a low and away ball from Toronto's Bo Schultz to leave them all stranded and the score 8-4 in the 4th. Follow live

Blue Jays cut Red Sox lead in half

And the Red Sox had quite the 8-0 lead -- but Toronto scored 4 of its own in the 2nd to put them back in reasonable striking distance at home. Follow live

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Jays starter Boyd leaves without recording out

Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning.

Pretty solid inning for the Red Sox

The Red Sox -- who scored 8 runs off 8 hits in the top of the first -- have a comfy lead in Toronto as Wade Miley takes the mound. Eight marks the most runs Boston has scored in an inning this season. Follow live

Matt Boyd has seen better nights

The Blue Jays LHP gave up 5 runs to Boston before even recording an out, earning this line as he left the game in the 1st: 0.0 IP, 6 H, BB, 2 HR, 7 ER. The Red Sox lead 7-0 in the first. Follow live

Red Sox with a huge first frame so far

After 3 straight Boston singles, David Ortiz hit a 3-run shot to left and Hanley Ramirez followed it up with another HR to put the Red Sox up 5-0 over the Blue Jays before Toronto could even bat. There are 0 outs. Follow live

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Blue Jays ink 16-year-old Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero.

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Donaldson, Bautista All-Star starters?

ESPN's six MLB contributors think the two Blue Jays deserve recognition as AL All-Star starters. Josh Donaldson received all six first-place votes for third basemen, and Jose Bautista earned the most among rightfielders. ESPN's AL All-Stars

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

SweetSpot TV: The All-Star starter debate (5:37)
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Wednesday's power rankings

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco leads our nightly list of baseball power rankings.

Plenty of suitors for Vlad Jr.

Like his father, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the tools to hit for average and power. Eric Longenhagen believes the Toronto Blue Jays will win the bidding for his services. Top 10 international prospects (Insider)

Daily Fantasy Live

Tristan Cockroft, Cynthia Frelund and Derek Carty will get you ready for daily fantasy baseball by offering advice and answering your questions.

Blue Jays rout Red Sox (0:47)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2674th
On Base Percentage.3342nd
Slugging Percentage.4491st
Earned Run Average4.1625th
Quality Starts3622nd


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